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Should Rite Aid Pay for GC's Appeal of Criminal Fraud Convictions?

Franklin Brown was a chairman and general counsel for Rite Aid before he was convicted of criminal fraud and sentenced to ten years in federal prison. Brown was accused of being "the hub of the conspiratorial wheel" in the company's early late-90s accounting fraud scheme. Brown has spent years,......

Shouldn’t Congress Try to Save Lives of Americans?

What kills between 250,000 and 440,000 people in the United States each year; 700 deaths per day? What is the third leading cause of death in America? Isn’t it one of the responsibilities of the US Congress to institute laws or take other action that would reduce those deaths? What is causing all these deaths... Show More Summary

Soundcloud Tells Guy It Needs To Kill His Account Of 8 Years Because Someone Else Trademarked His Name

40 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

I've known Bas Grasmayer for many years, and he's a super insightful digital/music strategist and has written a bunch of posts for us over the years. He tends to be on the cutting edge of any digital music startup -- so it's little surprise that he first got a Soundcloud account way back in 2008 or 2009, soon after Soundcloud started. Show More Summary

Tim Berners-Lee Endorses DRM In HTML5, Offers Depressingly Weak Defense Of His Decision

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For the last four years, the Web has had to live with a festering wound: the threat of DRM being added to the HTML 5 standard in the form of Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). Here on Techdirt, we've written numerous posts explaining why this is a really stupid idea, as have many, many other people. Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The $41 (normally $49 in the Techdirt Deals Store) Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle includes 9 courses geared to help you perfect your Python programming skills. You will learn beginner and advanced lessons in Python, as well as how to use Scrapy, Scipy, Numpy, Django, and more. Show More Summary

What Happens When A Country Won’t Let You Take Your Baby Home?

Changing local laws can disrupt a pregnancy already underway leaving babies trapped in foreign countries.

Affirming Arbitration Award

Bayer Cropscience v. Dow Agrosciences (Fed. Cir. 2017) (non-precedential). The case here involves a set of genetically modified crops containing the pat gene, which confers resistance to the herbicide glufosinate.  Some of the cropsShow More Summary

The Internet Is Silencing Artists, According To An Artist On The Internet

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We recently submitted our comments to the Copyright Office's ongoing study on DMCA safe harbors, but perhaps we should have been a bit more creative. At least that seems to be the plan of the Content Creators Coalition, which has made...Show More Summary

First, They Came for the Sex Offenders …

On April 27, 2010, Lester Gerard Packingham Jr. posted a Facebook status: “Man God is Good! How about I got so much favor they dismiss the ticket before court even started. No fine, No court costs, no nothing spent.... Praise be to GOD,...Show More Summary

Customs Giving Literacy Tests At JFK Is A Thing Now

Literacy tests are unconstitutional, and it's horrible that I have to remind people of that.

The Changing Face Of Recovery Anonymity

Are millennials changing the way we approach recovery?

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 1, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. Show More Summary

Whitney on "Autonomy" as a Defense to Discrimination

Heather Whitney (Visiting Research at Harvard Law School) has just posted on SSRN her essay, The Autonomy Defense of Private Discrimination. The abstract: While a number of concerns have been raised about the on-demand economy, evidence of discrimination has been...

Everything Is Copy

The pipeline of ideas is endless, because lawyers provide them.

Morning Docket: 03.01.17

Amazon is struggling to protect law enforcement from turning the Echo into a permanent wiretap. Maybe they should ask Alexa if she can find some caselaw. [Law.com] Is this the next Solicitor General? [National Law Journal] In case you missed it, a bunch of whiny snowflakes are complaining that law schools don't respect their opinions. Show More Summary

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